Rosie Emerson, born in 1981, is a contemporary artist working almost exclusively on representing the female form. Emerson’s figures draw reference from archetype’s old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model, each solitary figure, becomes an allegory of her own fantasy.

Her screen-prints, using unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and saw dust shift the focus of printmaking from precision and replication, to creation of unique, hand-finished prints with subtle texture. Her recent cyanotype works enable her to montage objects, with real size photographic negatives. Using the UV light from the sun to expose objects directly on the surface, she explores the interplay between painting, collage and photography.

Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK, as well as internationally, through galleries, art fairs and museums. She has also been commissioned by brands and individuals including Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms,and Annoushka jewelry. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

In 2014 she was invited to be Artist in residence at Somerset House and was commissioned by Hackney WickED Arts Festival to create a new world record by making the world’s largest Cyanotype photograph.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2015

Enigma’s, Turner & Barnes Gallery, Shenfield



2014

Aurora The Club at The Ivy, London

Ventique, Smithson Gallery, London

The Moon is no Door, Opus Gallery, Gloucestershire, UK

Sirens Hang Up Gallery, London (Solo)



2012 
Shrine, Roberta Moore The Chelsea Club

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge 



2011

Alchemy, Art at Annoushka (Solo)





SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS + ART FAIRS 



FORTHCOMING:
2017
Secret Blisters, Print Club London
The National Art Open, The Bargehouse, London
Art on a Postcard, Charity Auction, Unit, London
Joint Exhibition with Alexandra Gallagher, Turner and Barnes Gallery Essex

2017
National Youth Arts Trust, Charity Auction, Vitra, London
Art Palm Springs, Decorazon Gallery
Revolutions, Viking Gallery
New York, Stockholm and London Affordable Art Fair's

2016
Visions and Voices, Decorazon Gallery, NYC Skirball Center
London Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery
Art on a Postcard, Maddox Gallery, London
New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stokholm and London Affordable Art Fairs, Decorazon Gallery
Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Smithson Gallery

2015

Kinds of Blue, Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester

There and Now, Leontia Gallery, London

Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, curated by Cynthia Corbett Gallery
 Texas Contemporary, Decorazon Gallery
Dog Days, Hang Up Gallery, London

Good Figures, curated by Tint Art, Mall Galleries, London

The London Art Fair, Fiumano Fine Art




2014

Paint on Paper, Hollywood Rd Gallery, London

Carnival, Imitate Modern Gallery, London

Winter Salon, The Lloyds Club, Roberta Moore Contemporary
London, Mexico City and New York AAF, Decorazon Gallery

Hong Kong AAF, Fiumano Fine Art, Hong Kong 



2013

Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction, London

Facade, Anise Gallery, London

Femme, Studio 1019, Decorazon Gallery, Dallas, USA 



2012 

Altered Forms, Rosie Emerson, Anja Niemi and Nancy Fouts, Hang Up Gallery, London

Rapture, Roberta Moore Contemporary, Cheltenham, UK
Guts for Garters, COB Gallery, London

Singapore AAF, Fiumano Fine Art

Celebration, Fiumano Fine Art, London

Sex and Death Guts for Garters, Carnaby Street, London 

2011
Nostalgia, Rook and Raven Gallery, London

In Darkness Blooms, View Art Gallery

Anatomy, Guts for Garters, COB Gallery, London

Macmillan De Longi Art Auction, Bonham's, London

London Fashion Weekend, Somerset House, London

Surreal Women, Guts for Garters, COB Gallery, London

MoMac Pop Up, Roberta Moore Gallery, Cheltenham, UK
Women of the World Festival, The Southbank Centre, London

Photography Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol




COMMISSIONS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES



2015

Bridgeman Studio Award

2014 
Artist in Residence, Somerset House, as part of The National Open Arts Competition.
Lecture, The Alternative Photography Collective, London
Awarded a grant by Hackney Wicked Arts Festival, to create the Worlds Largest Cyanotype Photograph.

2011 
Judge, The National Arts Open Competition 

2010 
Album covers for Fiona Bevan and Riddler 

2009 
P&O Cruises, 15 large works commissioned
Triumph Underwear, Artwork for billboard campaign





PRESS & PUBLICATIONS



2010-2014

BBC London News Night, Amelia Magazine Interview, Huck Magazine Interview, Wall Street International Magazine, The Londonist review. The Huffington Post, Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Evening Standard, Financial Times, Special Arts Edition, The Telegraph online, Harpers Bazaar, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Country and Townhouse Magazine, Tattler, Another Magazine, 20 x 20 Magazine, The Independent.





EDUCATION



2001-2004

BA Honours in Fine Art. Kingston University, Surrey



2000-2001
Foundation Studies Bournemouth Arts Institute, Dorset

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